World Report

Pilgrims in the Promised Land

February 17, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

After three flights and one long layover, my son, Randy, and I arrived in Israel Tuesday evening. We were met at the airport by our tour guide from Nazareth, along with Bayo and Josephine Adeniran and James and Martell Olaleye of Nigeria. We were each presented with a bouquet of roses as well as African outfits to help us blend in with the forty-five Nigerian “pilgrims to the promised land” who would join us later.

I had brought...

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Finding Unity in the Spirit Among New Friends in Chile

February 16, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

As the camp meeting in Chile neared the last day, Sister Yvonne sent this report:

How can it be that a week, which seemed to stretch out in front of us this past Sunday, is suddenly over? This was what we woke up to on Friday: the last Bible teaching and the last evening evangelical service. We will miss our new friends when we leave. The U.S. contingency has felt the love...

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Chilean Baptismal Candidates Testify to God’s Transforming

February 15, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

As the camp meeting in Chile continued on Thursday, two of the highlights were the heartfelt music and the testimonies from recent converts. Sister Carrie sent this report of the services:

This morning’s Bible teaching opened with a time of prayer followed by the now familiar blended tones of guitars, mandolins, and singers. And as the prayer time had been blessed, so was the opening music.

The...

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The Blessings Fall in Chile

February 14, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The saints in Chile shared a wonderful time in the Lord Wednesday. Sister Yvonne sent this report of the day’s events:

Today began with a challenge. Instead of meeting for a Bible teaching, we met at 10:00 a.m. to evangelize the town of Chimbarongo. After a time of prayer, we divided into five teams, grabbed a stack of tracts, and set out in different directions across town. My team consisted of the...

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A Day of Inspiring Testimonies and Tarrying Prayer

February 13, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The saints in Chile continue to enjoy camp meeting. Brother Dial sent this report of Tuesday’s services:

We arrived at the church site early and found the saints already busy. The musicians were tuning their instruments, kitchen workers were preparing the afternoon meal, and others were setting up chairs for the morning teaching.

Our first Bible teaching opened with the congregation singing several hymns. This was followed by prayer and...

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An Emotional Evening of Music in Chile

February 12, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our team in Chile sends this report of Monday’s service written by Brother Duane:

Monday, after a much needed rest during the day, we enjoyed an evening of music. The focus was on participation, and the spirit was one of enthusiasm. Three countries were represented: Argentina, Chile, and the United States. During the program, we heard from individuals, families, ensembles, and large choirs. Congregational singing was also interspersed throughout,...

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Welcome to Chile Camp Meeting 2016

February 11, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The 2016 Chile camp meeting began this past Sunday in Chimbarongo where our headquarters church is located. Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, is there with a team from the United States including Dial and Carrie Keju from Washington, D.C., Elvido Ortiz from the Bronx, New York, and Duane and Yvonne Wilson from Portland, Oregon.

Our team received a very warm welcome from the saints, whom they described as having...

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Youth Convention Concludes St. Vincent Trip

February 8, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys continued to visit our St. Vincent churches this past week, and on Wednesday worshiped with the saints at our Greggs church. It was a special day for the pastor, Warrican James, who was celebrating his forty-second anniversary in the Gospel. The building was nearly full with about one hundred attending, including some from our neighboring branch churches. Brother Bob said the enthusiasm that had been present in previous services was evident here as well, especially...

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A Beautiful New Church Anticipated on St. Maarten

February 5, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The DeBusks arrived on Tuesday in Saint Maarten where we have three churches. They were greeted by the Eastern Caribbean District Superintendent, Michael Anthony, and his wife, Monica, along with the Haiti District Superintendent, Rolland Deler.

The next evening, they attended our Sucker Garden church on the Dutch side of the island. The pastor is Fecu Commandant, who recently succeeded Brother Rolland in that capacity.

Sister Lisa wrote that the service was filled with inspiring music, beginning with...

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A Wonderful Time of Fellowship and Prayer in St. Vincent

February 3, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob Downey, Director of North America Work, and his wife, Cheryl, left for the Caribbean on Friday, January 29, to spend a week among our churches on the island of Saint Vincent. Since their arrival, they have visited three churches accompanied by Christopher King, the District Superintendent, who writes, “We are having a wonderful time of fellowship in the presence of the Lord.”

They attended the Sunday morning and evening services at our headquarters church in Paul Over...

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